|Title:||Some do not... (Parade’s End #1)|
|Author:||Ford, Ford Madox|
|Publisher:||Grosset & Dunlap|
|Tags:||fiction, life, World War I, Modern Library's 100 Best Novels, Film Adaptation|
|Description:||The first of the four Parade's End novels. We are introduced to Christopher Tietjens, who works in Britain's Imperial Department of Statistics. Society appears calm and well-ordered: but the First World War lies just around the corner... [Suggest a different description.]|
Author Bio for Ford, Ford Madox
Ford is now remembered for his publications The Good Soldier (1915), the Parade's End tetralogy (1924–28) and The Fifth Queen trilogy (1906–08). The Good Soldier is frequently included among the great literature of the 20th century, including the Modern Library 100 Best Novels, The Observer's "100 Greatest Novels of All Time", and The Guardian's "1000 novels everyone must read".
Ford wrote dozens of novels as well as essays, poetry, memoirs and literary criticism. He collaborated with Joseph Conrad on three novels, The Inheritors (1901), Romance (1903) and The Nature of a Crime (1924, although written much earlier). During the three to five years after this direct collaboration, Ford's best known achievement was The Fifth Queen trilogy (1906–1908), historical novels based on the life of Katharine Howard, which Conrad termed, at the time, "the swan song of historical romance." Ford's poem Antwerp (1915) was praised by T.S. Eliot as "the only good poem I have met with on the subject of the war".
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